Tom vs Bruce

Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk have been mortal frenemies ever since an editor at Computer Gaming World told them, "Look, I don't care which one of you writes a strategy guide for some train game no one is going to remember a year from now, so just work it out between the two of you". And thus, the first Tom vs Bruce was born. The game was Rails Across America. I'm pretty sure Tom won. In fact, I'm pretty sure Tom won most of the Tom vs Bruces. I mean, I'd have to go through and tally up the score, and a bunch of them are lost in the pages of Computer Gaming World, but it's a pretty safe bet that Tom won more often.

Here you'll find the latest Tom vs Bruce write-ups, and if you're looking for some of the older ones from the olden days of print magazines, this post will get you there!

Latest Tom vs Bruce

Tom vs Bruce: Afghanistan ’11, turn zero

Tom Chick and Bruce Geryk have started a game of Afghanistan ’11 using the same seed (8B52H7SA1K1W, if you’d like to join us). Every week, they’ll post an update for ten turns of gameplay. Ideally, they’ll each get through all 60 turns of a game, at which point they’ll determine a winner by comparing hearts-and-minds score. The winner of a tie will be determined by alphabetical order. Using last names, of course. More likely, whoever lasts longer wins. Following is their pre-game briefing, otherwise known as “turn zero”.

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Tom vs Bruce: Twilight Struggle

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After a hiatus, Tom and Bruce are back with this round of Twilight Struggle, Playdek’s PC adaptation of the classic boardgame. The article will go live for everyone in a week, but in the meantime, we hope you, our backers, enjoy. We’ve got more games and videos in the works, and if you’ve got any requests, feel free to leave them in the comments below, or to hit us up on Twitter. Tom is @qt3 and Bruce is @spacerumsfeld.

On with the show!

After the jump, some actual history before the Twilight Struggle.

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